Festival of Trees

The most anticipated Holiday Party of the year, the 25th Annual Festival of Trees Gala, returns to the Gateway Center on Wednesday, December 5, 2018.


Since 1993, Gateway Center's Board of Directors has given local not-for-profit organizations the opportunity to raise funds for ongoing and new community based projects through the Festival Of Trees events.

Festival Of Trees guests will enjoy unlimited food and drinks as they stroll the 40,000 square feet of space filled with holiday decor, one-of-a-kind trees, gorgeous wreaths and table centerpieces, and tablescapes suitable for any special gathering.  A secret panel of judges will choose their favorite trees. Be sure to bring cash, credit card, or checkbook to bid on your favorite tree, wreath, tablescape, or try your luck at the 50/50 Raffle.

Reapplying for future consideration: 
Organizations not selected as the beneficiary of the Festival of Trees may reapply in following years.  The deadline for submitting an application for the 2019 Festival of Trees is March 19, 2018.  The 2019 Festival of Trees will be held on Wednesday, December 4, 2019. 

Please submit applications to:

Gateway Center
Attn:  Executive Director
One Gateway Drive
Collinsville, IL  62234


Invitations are required and tickets and sponsorships are limited. So, sign up today!  

Questions? - Please contact Gateway Center at (618) 345-8998 or JFoster@gatewaycenter.com